Champions League winner and England World Cup star Jodie Taylor is returning to Arsenal. The 37-year-old former striker will take up a role alongside Jonas Eidevall as a Football Services Executive.
Taylor, who helped England clinch bronze at the 2015 World Cup, recently stepped back from her playing career. The Merseyside born striker notched 51 senior caps for England, and featured for no less than 17 separate clubs.
However, Arsenal were the only team she represented on two separate occasions. Taylor finished her career with the Gunners in 2023, under the management of Eidevall.
Famously winning the FA Cup in 2012 with Birmingham City by defeating Chelsea in a penalty shoot-out, and lifting the Champions League trophy with Lyon in 2020, Taylor has had a glittering career on the pitch. It was only a matter of time before a club enticed her with an offer to use that experience off the field.
“I’m looking forward to working with Jonas and the football leadership team across the club, as well as providing a link between the players and staff. I love how well-respected and supported our women’s team is and I’m excited to continue to drive the high-performance culture within the club,” said Taylor on her new appointment.Embed from Getty Images
The announcement also acts as confirmation to wider football fans who perhaps expected Taylor’s retirement to be short lived. Rumours on social media suggested the veteran may have had one last stint at an English club in her future. However, it seems former England international Taylor is now fully focussed on her off-field career with Arsenal.